Marinated Lentil Salad

Course: Entrees, Salads
Difficulty: Easy
Pulse Type: Lentils
Specialty Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Canada Day
Nutrition: 1/2 cup serving
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings



  • 1 pound lentils, green dried
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Marinated Lentil Salad Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic minced, packed
  • 1 tsp mustard stoneground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Marinated Lentil Salad:

  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 cups lentils, green cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot shredded
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley Italian flat leaf; chopped fresh
  • 1/4 cup green onions diced



  1. In a large pot, sort through green lentils for any hard debris or rocks.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and 1 bay leaf and bring everything to a boil.
  3. Cover the pot slightly, leaving the lid ajar, and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes. Lentils are ready when the water is fully absorbed and lentils are tender to the bite.

Marinated Lentil Salad:

  1. In a bowl, combine all dressing ingredients - olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.
  2. Add in the diced onion to allow them to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Throw in lentils, shredded carrots, diced celery, chopped parsley and diced green onions. Stir well and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve as is, or over a bed of greens.